• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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special events
June 18 -22

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

performances
June 21

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

special events
June 25 -29

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

readings & workshops
June 28

Poetry Reading: Elisa Karbin & Jessica L. Walsh

readings & workshops
July 10

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park at Juneau Park

readings & workshops
July 12

Poetry Reading: Ed Werstein & Sylvia Cavanaugh

readings & workshops
July 14

Genre: Urban Arts Reading

readings & workshops
July 18

Book Launch: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

performances
July 19

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 26 Thursday, April 26
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price 

Organized by Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Roberto Harrison

Annie Grizzle is a multimedia artist interested in the nonsensical intersection between the mappable and the abstract. Her aim is not to control a medium, but to create a disorienting space in which to discover and test its limits. More of her work can be found on her website: cargocollective.com/AnnieGrizzle

Sam Pekarske is a Milwaukee native that doesn’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon and it shows in her work, which deals primarily with the dynamic and crass nature of one of the nation’s more segregated cities as well as the people who can’t get enough of it. She curates the reading series Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Milwaukee and Short Shots at Var Gallery and her work can be found at spekarske.com and all across the internet.

Bethany Price is a poet, stylist, and creative director of MKE-based arts blog The Art Shore. She has two publications: All I Wanna Do, through pity milk press, and Terror, through Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. She models occasionally and acts sometimes, too. Check out her work at essajetticks27.wixsite.com/bethanyprice, and check out the photography series she curates - called Plush Decay - here, theartshore.com.

Alix Anne Shaw is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Rough Ground (Etruscan 2018), Dido in Winter (Persea 2014), and Undertow (Persea 2007), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in journals including Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, Black Warrior Review, and New American Writing. She is also a visual artist. Her sculpture, writing, and performance-based work can be viewed online at anneshaw.org and anneshaw.carbonmade.com

Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Roberto Harrison, is the author of Os (subpress, 2006), Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006), bicycle (Noemi Press, 2015), culebra (Green Lantern Press, 2016), Bridge of the World (Litmus, 2017), Yaviza (Atelos, 2017), as well as of many chapbooks. He is also a visual artist.